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Looking after your body is pretty similar to looking after your bank balance. You know what you should be doing to keep your weight in check and you know how much you have to spend each month to stay “in the black”. It all sounds so easy until ugly, deceitful, temptation comes your way.
But those beautiful leather boots in the shop window seem to have your name on them. You tell yourself that if you buy them they will make you feel good and your life will be better. Or you see a scrumptious cake or chocolate bar and honestly believe that if you eat it, it will cheer you up and make your life great again. After all, you’re worth it!
Have you EVER bought something that HAS changed your life? Have you ever eaten something really indulgent and afterwards been really glad that you did? I doubt it. The problem is that we dream about the benefits of indulgence but are almost always disappointed. We must realise that everything has a cost. There is always a price to pay. And nine times out of ten it just isn’t worth it.
Now, I’m not saying that we don’t deserve a treat occasionally. Of course we do. But if we are to achieve true contentment with ourselves we must get our life-balance right. It only takes one area to be completely off course to ruin our happiness and being overweight and unfit can definitely do that. Nothing compares to the contentment we can experience if our bodies are well. Ironically, we don’t appreciate it until we are unwell. Yet being fit and healthy is within the grasp of most of
Do not underestimate how good you will feel when you have lost your excess weight. Imagine having energy to spare at the end of the day. See yourself walking into a fashion store and all the clothes that you try on actually fitting! Picture yourself being the slim mum outside the school gates. Imagine yourself in later years, fully fit to live a happy, active and independent life. This is priceless.
You may be tempted to try different types of diets, but whether it is the South Beach, Atkins, Cabbage Soup or Slimfast, one overwhelming fact remains the same. You will only lose weight if you are eating fewer calories than your body burns each day. And you will only sustain that weight loss if you cease eating more calories than you need – not just now but also in the future. As soon as you eat more food than you burn, your weight will creep back on. That’s a given.
So, how can we motivate ourselves to avoid temptation and how can we learn to recognise when we have eaten enough?
No-one in the world can make you lose weight and become fitter. You have to make the decision yourself, but when you do, and begin to experience the benefits, there will be no turning back. Enjoy the journey.
This article appears in the March 2005 issue of Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness magazine.
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